North Korea fired two short-range missiles from its east coast Tuesday -- a day after conducting a nuclear test -- South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing a South Korean official.
"The North is continuing its saber-rattling," the unnamed official said.
The firings came a day after the reclusive communist state conducted a nuclear test and fired another short-range missile.
"We should be clear that these are short-range missiles. They are in the realm of anti-ship or anti-aircraft missiles, not missiles designed to target cities or other country population centers," said analyst Daniel Pinkston of the International Crisis Group, which describes itself as an independent non-profit group committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict.
The U.N. Security Council condemned Monday's nuclear test as a "clear violation" of international law.
Even the North's closest ally criticized its actions. China said North Korea "disregarded the opposition of the international community."
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Norks Fire Two Short-Range Missiles
Gee, I hope this doesn't interrupt Obama's fundraising trip to Las Vegas. After all, he's got to keep his priorities in order.